Issues: Aging

Senior Roundtable Breakfast: Caregiving Conversation with Jane Gross

Senator Liz Krueger’s Roundtable for Boomers & Seniors is a 5-part program that provides an opportunity for constituents to come together to explore life issues that are relevant across the age span.

This year we will be looking at Caregiving and all its aspects. The first session of this popular program will take place on Thursday morning, November 20th, at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, 331 East 70th Street. The program runs from 8:30 am – 10:30 am. Bagels and coffee will be served.

November 20, 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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SENATOR BILL LARKIN AND THE GREATER HUDSON VALLEY FAMILY HEALTH CENTER TO OFFER NATIONAL MEMORY SCREENING DAY

Local Event to be Held at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C, Cornwall-on-Hudson) is pleased to join with The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center, Mount Saint Mary College and the Newburgh Armory Unity Center to offer a National Memory Screening Event.  This event will be held at the Newburgh Armory Unity Center on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. and is free of charge.  Walk-ins will be accepted based on availability but pre-registration is recommended.  Please call 845-220-3167 to register for a screening.

November 14, 2014
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WSOS Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors - Yonkers

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as those soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions. 

Pre-registration is requested. Please call (914) 231-3236 and leave your name, phone number, and the date of the event you wish to attend.

November 22, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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WSOS Demystifying MEDICARE and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors - White Plains

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS) is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as those soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions. 

Pre-registration is requested. Please call (914) 231-3236 and leave your name, phone number, and the date of the event you wish to attend.

November 13, 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
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Grandparent and Relative Caregiver Forum: Navigating the Teen Years

Westchester County Grandparents CoalitionFamily Service Society of Yonkers Kinship Support ProgramGRANDPARENT AND RELATIVE CAREGIVER FORUMNavigating the Teen Years

Keynote SpeakerDr. Jim Bostic, Th.D., Executive DirectorNepperhan Community Center

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November 13, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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October 27, 2014
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Valesky Presented ‘Partner in Quality’ Award

(Clinton, NY -Oct. 2014) LutheranCare, a leading provider of services to older New Yorkers in the area recognized Senator David J. Valesky (D-Oneida) with the prestigious “Partners in Quality” award created by Leading Age New York, a statewide association representing 570 organizations that provide care to some 500,000 New Yorkers of all ages.

The award was presented Oct. 17 in the Community Room of the Martin Luther building at LutheranCare, Route 12B, Clinton

October 27, 2014
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BOBBY VALLI TO BE CELEBRITY JUDGE AND PERFORM AT BROOKLYN'S 8TH ANNUAL SENIOR IDOL

Brooklyn – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) will host Brooklyn’s 8th Annual Senior Idol contest on Saturday, October 25th, starting at 7pm, at Xaverian High School located at 7100 Shore Road.

 

Bobby Valli, brother of legend Frankie Valli, will serve as the celebrity judge for this year’s show, and will perform some of the “Four Seasons” greatest hits during intermission.

Fourteen finalists will be performing a wide variety of songs including Italian Opera and some of the greatest hits of all time. One winner will be named "Senior Idol" and awarded a $500 prize sponsored by Investor's Bank.

 

Members of the media are welcome.

 

October 23, 2014
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Oneida: Senior Fair attracts more visitors in year 2

By Nick Will, Oneida Dispatch, POSTED: 10/16/14, 3:03 PM EDT 

ONEIDA>> State Sen. David Valesky, D-53, held his second-annual Senior Information Fair at the Kallet Civic Center, an event he hopes will keep area senior citizens better informed.

“I have found and continue to find so many projects and resources available to our seniors, that, they may not be aware of,” Valesky said. “There are more than 30 different groups that have volunteered their time to get information out to he people who can benefit from it. As of 12 p.m., we’ve already exceeded last year’s number of visitors.”

October 20, 2014
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Senator Valesky Visits Clinton's Youngest and Oldest Residents

Senator Valesky spent October 17 in the village of Clinton. He stopped by Clinton Elementary School and then LutheranCare, where he accepted an award and spent some time with residents.

October 17, 2014
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RITCHIE THANKS “CHEFS-IN-TRAINING” FROM ST. LAWRENCE-LEWIS BOCES NORTHWEST TECH CENTER

State Senator Patty Ritchie thanked culinary students from St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Northwest Tech Center for preparing lunches for her recent St. Lawrence County Senior Health and Wellness Fair.

October 17, 2014
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RITCHIE RECOGNIZES “THE STARLIGHTERS” WITH SENIOR VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

State Senator Patty Ritchie presented members of the St. Lawrence County Band “The Starlighters” with her “Senior Volunteer of the Year Award” Wednesday in recognition of their donating their time to play at community events throughout the north country.

The award was presented at Senator Ritchie’s St. Lawrence County Senior Health and Wellness Fair, which took place at Ogdensburg’s Odd Fellows Hall.  More than 300 people attended the event, which featured nearly 50 organizations offering health checks and wellness tips, a free lunch prepared by culinary students from the St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Northwest Tech Center, entertainment by The Starlighters and more.

“I was pleased to welcome more seniors and organizations than ever before to Wednesday’s Health and Wellness Fair,” said Senator Ritchie. 

October 16, 2014
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Senator Valesky Speaks to Seniors at State Convention

Senator Valesky, chair of the Senate Aging Committee, spoke October 15 to attendees at the New York StateWide Senior Action Council's 2014 convention about state government priorities for older New Yorkers. The New York StateWide Senior Action Council is a grassroots membership organization made up of individual senior citizens and senior citizen clubs from all parts of New York State.

October 15, 2014
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Photo: Senator Kathy Marchione sponsors the 22nd Annual Golden Gathering at Columbia-Greene Community College (October 11, 2014)

New York State Senator Kathy Marchione (R,C,I-Halfmoon) is pictured (left), at the classic car show which was featured as part of her Golden Gathering, a free community health and wellness event held at Columbia-Greene Community College today.

October 11, 2014
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Photo: Senator Kathy Marchione sponsors the 22nd Annual Golden Gathering at Columbia-Greene Community College (October 11, 2014)

New York State Senator Kathy Marchione (R,C,I-Halfmoon) today sponsored the 22nd annual Golden Gathering, a free community health and wellness event held at Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson. Pictured at today's succesful Golden Gathering, from left to right, are United States Congressman Chris Gibson, Senator Kathy Marchione, and Columbia County Sheriff David Bartlett. The 2014 Golden Gathering was attended by over 1,000 people and featured free health care services and helpful information for all attendees. Photo credit: Bruce McDonough.

October 11, 2014
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Photo: Senator Kathy Marchione sponsors the 22nd Annual Golden Gathering at Columbia-Greene Community College (October 11, 2014)

New York State Senator Kathy Marchione (R,C,I-Halfmoon) today sponsored the 22nd annual Golden Gathering at Columbia-Greene Community College. The free community health and wellness event was a huge success and was attended by more than 1,000 individuals. Photo credit: Bruce McDonough.

October 11, 2014
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Photo: Senator Kathy Marchione sponsors the 22nd Annual Golden Gathering at Columbia-Greene Community College (October 11, 2014)

New York State Senator Kathy Marchione (R,C,I-Halfmoon) is pictured (right) greeting some of the more than 1,000 attendees who took part in today's successful Golden Gathering, a free community health and wellness event held at Columbia-Greene Community College and now in its 22nd year. Photo credit: Bruce McDonough.

October 11, 2014
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REMINDER: RITCHIE TO HOST SENIOR FAIR OCTOBER 15TH

Event to Feature New Organizations, Bus Transportation, Free Lunch and Entertainment

State Senator Patty Ritchie is reminding St. Lawrence County residents that her annual Senior Health and Wellness Fair will take place on Wednesday, October 15th in Ogdensburg.

The free event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, located on the corner of Route 37 and Linden Street.  Highlights include nearly 50 local businesses and organizations offering health checks and wellness tips, a free lunch prepared by “chefs in training” from St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES , entertainment, bus transportation provided by St. Lawrence County NYSARC and more. Flu shots will also be provided and seniors looking to receive a shot are reminded to bring their insurance information with them.

October 9, 2014
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Senator O'Brien's Winter Coat Drive

Accepting donations of new or gently-used winter coats, gloves, hats and scarves for all ages through October 27, 2014

Please bring items to Senator O'Brien's district office at:

2494 Browncroft Blvd.Town of Penfield

Open Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please call (585) 218-0034 if you have any questions. 

October 8, 2014
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SQUADRON, MILLMAN AND SIMON SPONSOR FREE FLU SHOT CLINIC

Shots Provided At Eileen C. Dugan Sr. Center By Brooklyn Hospital Center

BROOKLYN – State Senator Daniel Squadron, Assemblymember Joan Millman, and Assembly Nominee Jo Anne Simon sponsored a free flu shot clinic from 9am to 11:30am on Tuesday, October 7th.  Shots were provided by the Brooklyn Hospital Center, and the venue was provided by the Eileen C. Dugan Amico Senior Center at 378 Court Street in Carroll Gardens.

October 7, 2014
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